Philippa leads the BBK Military Team.
After training with the well-known Oxford firm, Henmans, Philippa qualified in 1991 and moved to East End leader T.V.Edwards. After qualifying as a mediator in 2004 she joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in December 2006, and became a Partner in 2011.
Philippa’s priority is the defence of the individual’s rights. In the course of her career she has recovered damages totalling millions of pounds for clients injured through the negligence of doctors, employers and public authorities, as well representing victims of serious crime claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Since joining Bolt Burdon Kemp, Philippa has pioneered new ways of securing maximum compensation in claims on behalf of military and civilian clients. She has clients from the Army, Navy and Air Force who have been injured in action, in training and in treatment by military and civilian bodies. She was the solicitor representing the claimants in the widely and sympathetically-reported test case brought by three Gurkhas to challenge their Ministry of Defence pensions.
Her caseload includes claims involving PTSD, harassment, violent and sexual assault, non-freezing cold injuries, orthopaedic and ophthalmic problems and negligent misstatement leading to medical discharge.
As a mediator, Philippa has facilitated settlements in a wide range of disputes in areas including healthcare, commercial litigation and employment. She has been regularly called upon to mediate and train staff in a major (Magic Circle) international solicitors’ firm.
Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers: Senior Litigator
Royal United Services Institute
Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
R (Gurung, Purja and Shrestha) v Ministry of Defence  EWHC 1496
R (Soper) v Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel EWHC 1496 Civ 1803
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